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An AA aircraft parked up at Gate 42A at LAX
An AA aircraft parked up at Gate 42A at LAX
An AA aircraft parked up at Gate 42A at LAX
An AA aircraft parked up at Gate 42A at LAX

Tier Point Run to Los Angeles in May 2024: Day 6 – Los Angeles (LAX) to New York (JFK)

By Nige on Sun 19 May 2024 at 15:30
Type: Post
Story: Tier Point Run to Los Angeles in May 2024
Tags: American Airlines | Hilton | JFK | LAX | Los Angeles | New York | Trips | USA

On the way home today! It was a very early start, but I’d had a good amount of sleep in my comfy bed at the Hampton Inn & Suites.

Little 'ol me at Starbucks in the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX
Little ‘ol me at Starbucks in the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX
Little 'ol me at Starbucks in the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX
Little ‘ol me at Starbucks in the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX

I was up at 3:30am. ahead of my alarm set for 4am. I was up and ordering my Uber to take me to LAX around 4am.

The trip took about 30 mins and TSA Pre-Check was open by the time I got there, although there was a fair old queue!

It took about 5 mins to get through security, then I grabbed a seat in the AA Flagship Lounge, dumped my bag, and headed over to TBIT to pick up a Starbucks.

Flight: AA0118 Equip: A321T
Sched Depart: 07:00 Actual: 06:52
Sched Arrival: 15:35 Actual: 15:12
Takeoff: 07:14 Landing: 15:01

Back to the lounge, and I got all of my boarding passes printed out by one of the helpful AA agents.

Another overcast day on my way to New York JFK
Another overcast day on my way to New York JFK
Another overcast day on my way to New York JFK
Another overcast day on my way to New York JFK

I thoroughly enjoyed my Starbucks in the lounge. It’s part of one of those routines I love doing: get to the airport early, walk to TBIT, pick up my Starbucks, and drink it in the lounge. Fab!

I didn’t bother enjoying any of the food available, sine it was an early flight and breakfast would be available on board by about 8am.

The flight left from Gate 42B, and I headed down there about 40 mins before departure.

Other than one guy who rushed to start the priority boarding queue and blocked access for wheelchair passengers, everyone else held back and was very respectful.

My smoothie as a starter for breakfast on the AA flight to JFK
My smoothie as a starter for breakfast on the AA flight to JFK
My smoothie as a starter for breakfast on the AA flight to JFK
My smoothie as a starter for breakfast on the AA flight to JFK

Boarding started about 30 mins ahead of departure, and a load of CKs boarded ahead of Group 1.

On board into seat 04F and I monitored the F1 race at Imola, which looked quite exciting towards the end. I was glad to see Max hang on for the win.

Breakfast started with a bottle of pressed juice of greens with ginger. Wow – that was spicy. I’m not sure I would necessarily choose it again, but I can only hope it was good for me!

I was offered a biscuit, butter, and jam as a starter, which was nice.

My American breakfast enjoyed on the way to New York
My American breakfast enjoyed on the way to New York
My American breakfast enjoyed on the way to New York
My American breakfast enjoyed on the way to New York

The American breakfast was good. Even the scrambled eggs were acceptable, although dry. To be perfect, it needs to be moist.

Whilst eating, I watched David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived, which I’d heard about last year. That’s a film about the Harry Potter stunt double who broke his neck in the final movie.

It was very impressive, and i was full of admiration for all those involved.

Grabbed a bit of shuteye, although I wasn’t that sleepy.

On final approach into JFK
On final approach into JFK
On final approach into JFK
On final approach into JFK

I found packets of gummies in the snack box in First Class, so I had to ingest a few small packets. Yum.

We finally were supplied with warm cookies, which I always gratefully accept. It wasn’t that warm on this occasion, but never mind.

The rest of the flight passed uneventfully, but enjoyably.

We arrived into Gate 1 at T8. I was soon scooting down the concourse, heading towards the lounge complex.


Follow the whole story here: Tier Point Run to Los Angeles in May 2024


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Nige is one of the co-founders of The Billingham Blog and works as a freelance management consultant. He loves to fly in his spare time!

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